With any luck, the glorious heatwave that has taken hold this Summer will continue to do its thing for a few more weeks, and for many of you, out of office mode is likely to remain switched on for a while longer. But, and please forgive me for the somewhat ghastly reminder, Summer won’t last forever… and come September, real life and the chaotic headspace that comes with it will need to be addressed.
But don’t let the potential mayhem of a new season get the better of you. Instead, take advantage of Autumn and the new beginnings that a new time of year inherently represents. We couldn’t think of a better time for you to reorganise your office, your home and your life. And remember, this is our bread and butter – this is what we do, and we are here to help!
Getting the kids backs to school with all of the right kit? Sure. Addressing the overwhelming post mountain that piled up over the summer. No problem. Getting your summer wardrobe packed away and swapping it for the woolly delights of winter. Fine by us. Wanting to book yourself in for some much needed spa time but don’t know where to look? We know a few places.
And who says the end of summer means the end to all holiday fun? Soon it will be October half term and dare I say it Christmas, and for both we have some great winter sun and luxury ski recommendations for you to whisk yourself off to.
So, all hands on deck this Autumn….who’s with us?
We look forward to hearing from you.
Polly & The Team x x
Urban Jungles, delivered.
Put simply, Patch is helping Londoners bring nature into their homes. Their mission is to hep you discover the best plants for your indoor or outdoor space, deliver them to your door AND help you look after them.
Gone are the days of having to travel to the city’s far reaches to find a garden centre and then not knowing what on earth you should be buying when you get there.
Patch is an online paradise for anyone wanting to give their urban space a makeover with ease.
And what we really love about Patch is how they go the extra mile to make sure that the urban gardener within you is fully equipped with all of the know how’s. From their Patch Plant Parenting Course videos to their plant rescue service, they help to nurture the plant parent within you, leaving you to nurture that Yucca Elephantipes and that Euphorbia Abyssinica of yours.
PATCH are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off your entire order with discount code: youneedapa10
With over 16 years of experience in family travel, Tots Too know that every family is different, so all of their holidays are tailor-made so that they are just right. Every one of their properties is carefully selected and well suited for families of all ages, so whether you have a babe in arms, energetic youngsters or restless teens, they will create a perfect holiday with a full concierge service that the whole family can enjoy.
An example of one of their family holiday hotspots is Ibiza. Often better associated with nightclubs and being the party capital of Europe, once you delve into the island’s rich history and explore its stunning coastline and treasure trove of stylish hotels; you will find it to be a perfect destination for a family holiday. So if you are planning to catch the end of the sunshine for October half term, then Ibiza should be on your list.
And it may be the hottest summer since 1976, but we are already thinking about winter breaks and ski holidays in particular. Tots Too have some exciting new properties from El Lodge in Spain to Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa in the Swiss Alps, both perfect for families looking for snow and fabulous accommodation.
For a 5% booking discount on your first holiday, mention You Need a PA at time of enquiry.
Turo is the Airbnb for cars, and is the perfect alternative if you want to hire a car for a trip and skip the car rental counter, the paperwork and the queues. The beauty of Turo is that you can book a car from home or on the go, wherever and whenever you want it, and the kerbside drop-off and pick-up service makes for total convenience and time saving magic.
The process is pretty fool proof. Simply enter your travel dates and location (they have cars in 4500+ cities) and then choose from a selection of unique locally owned vehicles, for every occasion and every budget. Once booked, you meet the owner (often they can bring the car to you), walk around the car, show them your licence, grab the keys and set off into the sunset! And once you are finished with the car, simply fill up the fuel you used and arrange to meet the owner to hand it back. It really is that easy.
What we like the most is that it is an authentic way to get around. Aren’t hire cars all the same? The next time you need to get from A to B via C shake things up with a Beetle convertible, a Landrover Defender or maybe even a Porsche. What takes your fancy?
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Design & Alter is a dedicated team of creative, highly experienced fitters, tailors and professionals with extensive knowledge in dressmaking and all types of tailoring. They have specialists with the skills required to tailor and alter complex fabrics – beading, embroidery, leather, fur, couture styles, always aiming to maintain the original finish, proportions and intended style of an item. This is particularly important with designer garments where any alteration should remain unnoticed – enhancing the fit by applying individual measurements – making the garment bespoke to the client.
‘Clothes should look and feel as if they are made for you.’
They are perfectionists. They believe there is little point in buying designer clothes unless they fit perfectly. Define your look, decide upon your signature pieces … then have them altered perfectly.
They are kindly offering a 15% discount on alteration and fitting charges to all YNAPA newsletter readers